Sony Pictures’ AFFIRM Films and Monarch Media are gearing up for the launch of their newest film JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM on November 10th, releasing the official trailer and key art today. JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is an epic musical sharing the Christmas story in a fresh, inspiring, and entertaining way from award- winning music producer Adam Anders whose hits include “Glee,” HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, and DESCENDANTS.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM stars Fiona Palomo (“Outer Banks”, “Control Z”) and Milo Manheim (Disney’s ZOMBIES series, Prom Pact, School Spirits), along with Academy Award® nominee Antonio Banderas (PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY). Also starring MŌRIAH (BECAUSE OF GRACIA), Stephanie Gil (FATIMA), 4x Grammy© award-winning Joel Smallbone (PRICELESS) from the pop duo FOR KING + COUNTRY and multiple Grammy© award-winning Lecrae, Rizwan Manji (WEDDING SEASON, “Schitt’s Creek”), Geno Segers (Perfect Harmony, BONE TOMAHAWK), and Omid Djalili (GLADIATOR, THE MUMMY).
“I have had a dream to create a Christmas musical for years and to see it come to life with a stunning cast has exceeded every expectation,” said director Adam Anders. “We could not be more excited for this film to be a classic for years to come.”
“I hope this music goes down in history because I’m going to be listening to it for a long time, said actor Milo Manheim. “It’s one of the best musicals I’ve ever been a part of.”
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is a story about a young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it.
“This is AFFIRM Films’ first musical in 17 years and over 65 films, and the opportunity to work with one of the most successful music producers and songwriters for our first outing has resulted in a film that far exceeds our expectations. We’re looking forward to sharing this accessible and amazing musical journey with audiences around the world.” said EVP and Head of AFFIRM Films Rich Peluso. Award-winning music producer Adam Anders (“Glee”, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, DESCENDANTS, “The Passion”) in his feature directorial debut wrote the script along with Peter Barsocchini (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL franchise) and wrote the music with Nikki Anders (“Glee”, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, DESCENDANTS) and Peer Astrom (ROCK OF AGES, “Glee,” HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, DESCENDANTS).
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is produced by Adam Anders, and Alan Powell and Steve Barnett through Monarch Media, and Executive Produced by Peter Barsocchini and Monarch’s Vicky Patel. Also produced by Ryan Busse, Stephen Meinen, Brandt Andersen. JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM was filmed in and around the coast of Spain.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM’ Will be Exclusively in Cinemas November 10, 2023